CHRISTMAS CAKE #2 – paper wrap & tags PRINTABLE


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The second part of the Christmas cake recipe & a paper wrap and tags printable

It’s time to get started: Christmas is less than a week away now.

Today I’ll continue with the marzipan I have to place around the cake I Started a few days ago: CHRISTMAS CAKE #1.

And I’ll offer you a paper wrap printable with the Christmas cake design.

 

 

 

Ingredients for the french marzipan:

  • 3oz icing sugar
  • 3oz sugar (I used brown sugar for the taste and to make it more authentic).
  • 4 oz ground blanched almonds
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 yolk
  • 2 drops of almond essence
  • 1 tablespoon of apricot jam
  • 1 tablespoon of water

The recipe:

Place the sugar, the ground blanched almonds, the almond essence and the lemon juice in a bowl. Add the yolk and mix well.

Heat the apricot jam and water in a small pan until the jam is dissolved. Push through a sieve and place in a clean pan. Bring back to the boil and simmer until fairly thick and smooth. Brush the mixture on to the outside of the cake.

On a sugared surface, roll out the marzipan to a circle.  Place all around the cake. Leave in a warm room for 5 to 6 days until the marzipan has dried.

And now the printable: I hope you’ll like it. I used it to wrap small gifts I plan to offer as Christmas stocking fillers.

Xmas Cake paper wrap printable

Xmas Cake tags printable

Enjoy your party preparation.

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